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  The African Development Bank www AfDB org has welcomed 12 new CEOs including five women for a three year term The President of the African Development Bank Group Dr Akinwumi Adesina welcomed the new representatives of the 20 member Board of Directors They officially joined the Board on August 1 2022 and began a four day induction program on September 1 2022 to familiarize themselves with the work of the Bank I wish to congratulate you the new members of the Board of Directors for your election as Executive Directors who will have the duty obligation and responsibility to help strengthen the supervisory functions of our institution guide our operations and support the vision and direction of our work said Adesina The number of women on the Board increased from three to five Malika Dhif who is the new Executive Director for Morocco Togo and Tunisia was previously Deputy Director of the Treasury and Foreign Finance of Morocco in charge of relations with the Arab and Islamic world America Asia and international institutions For their part Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Congo Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad are represented by Chantal Modeste Nonault public accountant administrative and financial director of the World Bank s regional office in Mali Mette Knudsen a Danish national represents Denmark Finland India Ireland Norway and Sweden Prior to her appointment she was the Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan The United States of America is represented on the Bank s Board of Directors by Oren Elaine Whyche a long time Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Africa Office of the United States Agency for International Development USAID Lastly Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya a South African national represents South Africa Eswatini and Lesotho She was previously CEO of the South African company NXN Analytics Edmond Rapha l Wega former Canadian Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Benin now represents Canada China Kuwait Korea and Turkey on the Bank s Board of Directors Brahim Bouzeboudj ne a senior official in charge of combating corruption in Algeria and former director of the Algerian Prime Minister s Office is the new executive director for Algeria Guinea Bissau and Madagascar The Executive Director for Angola Mozambique Namibia and Zimbabwe is the Angolan economist Joao Luis Ngimbi A former Gabonese Minister of Energy and Secretary General of the Bank of Central African States D sir Guedon is now the Executive Director for Benin Burkina Faso Cape Verde Comoros Gabon Mali Niger and Senegal G rard Pascal Bussier Deputy Financial Secretary at the Mauritius Ministry of Finance Economic Planning and Development is the new Executive Director for Botswana Malawi Mauritius and Zambia The Gambia Ghana Liberia Sierra Leone and Sudan are represented by the Liberian economist Rufus Darkortey Another economist Jonathan Nzayikorera of Rwanda who knows the Bank well after serving as senior adviser to his predecessor now represents Ethiopia Eritrea Kenya Rwanda Seychelles Somalia South Sudan Tanzania and Uganda The new Board members were appointed following the general election of Executive Directors by the Boards of Governors at the African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings held in Accra Ghana in May 2022 The Bank s Board of Directors African Development Committee is made up of 20 members Thirteen members are elected by the Governors of the regional member countries 54 African countries and seven by the Governors of the non regional member countries 27 countries The Executive Directors are elected for a period of three years renewable once The members of the Board of Directors are responsible for conducting the general operations of the Bank They are based at the Bank s headquarters in Abidjan C te d Ivoire and meet as often as the Bank s work requires The President of the Bank is the President of the Board of Directors
Meet the new CEOs of the African Development Bank, including five women

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The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has welcomed 12 new CEOs, including five women, for a three-year term.

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The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, welcomed the new representatives of the 20-member Board of Directors.

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They officially joined the Board on August 1, 2022 and began a four-day induction program on September 1, 2022 to familiarize themselves with the work of the Bank. “I wish to congratulate you, the new members of the Board of Directors, for your election as Executive Directors, who will have the duty, obligation and responsibility to help strengthen the supervisory functions of our institution, guide our operations and support the vision .

and direction of our work,” said Adesina.

The number of women on the Board increased from three to five.

Malika Dhif, who is the new Executive Director for Morocco, Togo and Tunisia, was previously Deputy Director of the Treasury and Foreign Finance of Morocco, in charge of relations with the Arab and Islamic world, America, Asia and international institutions.

For their part, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad are represented by Chantal Modeste Nonault, public accountant, administrative and financial director of the World Bank’s regional office in Mali. Mette Knudsen, a Danish national, represents Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

Prior to her appointment, she was the Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

The United States of America is represented on the Bank’s Board of Directors by Oren Elaine Whyche, a long-time Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Africa Office of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Lastly, Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya, a South African national, represents South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho.

She was previously CEO of the South African company NXN Analytics.

Edmond Raphaël Wega, former Canadian Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Benin, now represents Canada, China, Kuwait, Korea and Turkey on the Bank’s Board of Directors.

Brahim Bouzeboudjène, a senior official in charge of combating corruption in Algeria and former director of the Algerian Prime Minister’s Office, is the new executive director for Algeria, Guinea Bissau and Madagascar.

The Executive Director for Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe is the Angolan economist Joao Luis Ngimbi.

A former Gabonese Minister of Energy and Secretary General of the Bank of Central African States, Désiré Guedon is now the Executive Director for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Comoros, Gabon, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

Gérard Pascal Bussier, Deputy Financial Secretary at the Mauritius Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, is the new Executive Director for Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius and Zambia.

The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan are represented by the Liberian economist Rufus Darkortey.

Another economist, Jonathan Nzayikorera of Rwanda, who knows the Bank well after serving as senior adviser to his predecessor, now represents Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The new Board members were appointed following the general election of Executive Directors by the Boards of Governors at the African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings held in Accra, Ghana, in May 2022.

The Bank’s Board of Directors African Development Committee is made up of 20 members.

Thirteen members are elected by the Governors of the regional member countries (54 African countries) and seven by the Governors of the non-regional member countries (27 countries).

The Executive Directors are elected for a period of three years, renewable once.

The members of the Board of Directors are responsible for conducting the general operations of the Bank. They are based at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and meet as often as the Bank’s work requires.

The President of the Bank is the President of the Board of Directors.

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